Meet your favourite knitting and sewing celebrities

The Stitch Stage offers demonstrations, presentations and Q&A’s with some of your favourite knitting and sewing celebrities! They’re all completely free to attend and the line-up is superb. Look forward to Sew Over It’s Lisa Comfort and more heroes to be announced!

Check back soon to see the full Stitch Stage Timetable!


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Lisa Comfort, Sew Over It

Sew Over It are all about stylish sewing patterns, gorgeous fabrics, easy-to-follow classes and expert advice to help you learn to sew one make at a time.  

Launched by Lisa Comfort 10 years ago, the Sew Over It mission is simple. They aim to inspire and teach as many people as possible to learn to sew and join their community. Sewing is fun, sustainable and rewarding – there’s nothing like the joy of making something yourself. Sew Over It want to help you create a capsule wardrobe of timeless handmade classics that you’ll wear again and again and they celebrate women of all shapes and sizes and embrace diversity. 

At The Stitch Festival in 2022 you’ll find an inspiring display of some of Sew Over It’s archive of made-up dress patterns, a stand to view their stylish sewing patterns, find out about the Sew Over It Stitch School and meet Lisa Comfort and other sewing experts! 

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John Scott

John Scott has made a life from his from his love and passion for sewing and textiles. After graduating in costume design his glittering career has seen him working on wardrobe for several big budget movies including Notting Hill and Golden Eye as well as a 10-year stint as resident fashion guru on ITV’s This Morning. Recently, as the face of Sewing Quarter, he has developed a dedicated following of 1000s of sewists and quilters who feel like friends to him and, in turn, they respect him for his clear knowledge and experience in the world of sewing and quilting.

Esme Young

Esme Young is best known as a judge on the Great British Sewing Bee, but she has also designed costumes for some of the UK’s best-known films. The Stitch festival is delighted to showcase a selection of Esme’s costumes, including the pyjama’s worn in the first Bridget Jones movie.
Esme will be appearing on the Stitch Stage on Thursday too so make sure you head over to see her presentation and ask questions.

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Juliet Uzor, 2019 Winner of GBSB

Juliet Uzor is the winner of last year’s Great British Sewing Bee, find out what her experience on the popular TV show was like and learn her top sewing tips at The Stitch Stage.

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Janet Clare

Janet Clare is a patchwork and quilting expert – join herat The Stitch Stage for a series of demos.

Plus: Steffi Stern from The Makerss, Ros Freeborn, Ruby Lee, Diana Bensted, Sarah Burnett-Moore, Katharine Wight, Jill Kipnis and Stephany Gardiner.